Is it time to have second thoughts about reaching first place with homegrown players?

Consecutive disappointing seasons have fostered frustration, creating questions about the Rockies' future. Namely, can the Rockies rebound without spending money on proven players while the farm system replenishes itself at the top levels?

"We need help," said outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, a Rockies star with Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton?. "Tulo and I did great last year and what did it get us? Nothing. We are doing good this year, and Todd's done great, and the same thing. We need some pitching. Winning is all that matters. Not personal stats."